The trend this season is towards more natural colours, and away from those overly artificial highlights and lowlights that became so popular over the last few years. Quite frankly, I was at the point that if I saw one more zebra-striped hairdo walking through the mall, I was going to scream. Enough, already.
As far as cuts go, just take a look around. The bob's the thing, and if you can't go short in back - well, at least go short in front, because blunt and edgy bangs are also big news.
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